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Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Denver, Famous “Guilty Dog,” Does Not Want to Take Her Medicine
Denver, who has become famous worldwide as “the guilty dog,” because of her odd expressions, is back, making people laugh with her reaction to the prospect of having medicine dripped into her ears. Videos of the yellow Labrador Retriever’s  face have gone beyond viral to positively epidemic. The first video, posted in March 2011, was […] | July 20, 2015
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Standard Poodle Ch. Puttencove Promise
The magnificent snow-white standard Poodle Ch. Puttencove Promise was whelped in 1955 and won Best in Show at Westminster three years later. He was the turning point for the standard Poodle as we know the breed today, a bridge from the working water dogs of the past who brought the breed into the present. Because he was […] | July 14, 2015
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Survival Tips for Tough Tick Season
Scientists predict a boom in this repulsive parasite in 2015, but simple measures can reduce your dog’s disease risk. Even as temperatures soar toward triple digits, we are still suffering from one surprising effect of last winter’s brutal snowfalls—more ticks. Deep snow banks provided protection for these repulsive parasites, say scientists from the University of […] | July 8, 2015
Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports Tracking Work Can Help Build Your Dog’s Confidence
Starting to teach tracking skills at an early age can be a great way to build a puppy’s confidence, since he or she is in charge when it comes to finding a scent. While I’ve watched how puppies enjoy tracking and grow in confidence as they realize they’re essential to this new game, I had never […] | July 2, 2015
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Advice from the Breeder: Beverly Verna, Regency Miniature Schnauzers
As a breeder-owner-handler of Miniature Schnauzers for the last 37 years, I have been blessed to have been able to produce a dog with a very specific look that speaks to most as “Regency.” These dogs have done well. Some have been number-one in my breed, and one is the top winner in Miniature Schnauzer history. […] | July 1, 2015
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Expert Advice: Did You Know? America’s Best Friend: The Labrador Retriever
Every winter AKC employees look forward to the annual media event held in our New York office to announce the top-10 registered breeds of the previous year. There are TV cameras and reporters and photographers and dogs and puppies swirling around our usually staid wood-paneled reception area. The day is filled with glamour, excitement, tumult, everything you’d […] | June 19, 2015
Expert Advice: Training for Dog Sports The Biggest Reward for Herding With Your Collie Is Seeing His Instinct Kick In
In 1990 I walked into an indoor arena at the CCA national specialty with my Collie Perry and tried something we’d never done before, we’d entered the Herding Test level of one of the very first AKC Herding Trials. Neither one of us had ever even seen sheep before! The judges helped us out, and […] | June 15, 2015
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Difference between a Pure White Siberian Husky and an ‘Isabella’ White Husky
ASK AKC Dear AKC: What is the difference between a pure white Siberian husky and an "Isabella" white husky.I have a 1-year-old male who is solid white, but I do notice in bright sunlight there is a very slight yellow coloring in some areas. When he was a pup all his points (nose, lips, eye rims) […] | May 17, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Controlling A Hyper Dog
Ask AKC  Dear AKC: I recently adopted a seven-month-old Bernese Mountain Dog. He is approximately 64 pounds. He knows sit and down but he tends to jump up a lot and also I have no control when he is on a leash. I would like to be able to take him for walks instead of the […] | May 16, 2015
Expert Advice: Flea & Tick Flea & Tick Prevention: 5 Reasons to Use Them This Summer
Spring has sprung and summer is peeking around the corner! As the chilly winter fades, the lure of the great outdoors calls to us and our family pets. Unfortunately, it also rings in the full-blown season of fleas, ticks and mosquitos. Let’s talk about the benefits of protecting our pets against these pesky parasites.   […] | May 15, 2015

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